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Developing Java Applications with Spring and Spring Boot

By : Claudio Eduardo de Oliveira, Greg L. Turnquist, Alex Antonov
Book Image

Developing Java Applications with Spring and Spring Boot

By: Claudio Eduardo de Oliveira, Greg L. Turnquist, Alex Antonov

Overview of this book

Spring Framework has become the most popular framework for Java development. It not only simplifies software development but also improves developer productivity. This book covers effective ways to develop robust applications in Java using Spring. The course is up made of three modules, each one having a take-away relating to building end-to-end java applications. The first module takes the approach of learning Spring frameworks by building applications.You will learn to build APIs and integrate them with popular fraemworks suh as AngularJS, Spring WebFlux, and Spring Data. You will also learn to build microservices using Spring's support for Kotlin. You will learn about the Reactive paradigm in the Spring architecture using Project Reactor. In the second module, after getting hands-on with Spring, you will learn about the most popular tool in the Spring ecosystem-Spring Boot. You will learn to build applications with Spring Boot, bundle them, and deploy them on the cloud. After learning to build applications with Spring Boot, you will be able to use various tests that are an important part of application development. We also cover the important developer tools such as AMQP messaging, websockets, security, and more. This will give you a good functional understanding of scalable development in the Spring ecosystem with Spring Boot. In the third and final module, you will tackle the most important challenges in Java application development with Spring Boot using practical recipes. Including recipes for testing, deployment, monitoring, and securing your applications. This module will also address the functional and technical requirements for building enterprise applications. By the end of the course you will be comfortable with using Spring and Spring Boot to develop Java applications and will have mastered the intricacies of production-grade applications.
Table of Contents (34 chapters)
Title Page - Courses
Copyright and Credits - Courses
Packt Upsell - Courses

Adding build data to /application/info

One of the biggest issues in getting to the heart of problems is knowing what version is running! Have you ever gotten a 3:00 a.m. call from a customer reporting that the system is broken? In a half-awake state, it's easy to start trying to solve the problem only to discover two hours later, the customer is running an older version and that their issue was patched last week.

The solution is embedding precise versions in every release so that the customer can relay this over the phone. Then, we can quickly figure out if this issue is new, fixed, or a regression. Interested?

Just add this to the build.gradle file, right below the buildscripts section:

    id "com.gorylenko.gradle-git-properties" version "1.4.17" 

This will add a new task, generateGitProperties, to our system. Anytime we engage Gradle to build the app, whether it's to package up a runnable JAR or simply to bootRun it, a new build/resources/main/ file will be generated and served...